Black IrfanView Window to See Images

July 28, 2014 |  by  |  1 Comment  |  Share

Free IrfanView Image Viewer

Everyone who works with piles of digital images, scanned faxes, PDF-documents, Photoshop files, and other stuff of that kind is familiar with standard Microsoft Document Viewer. Say it frankly, is it enough? If yes, skip this post, if no, go on reading.

I’ll ask the question and I’ll answer it myself basing on my personal experience. What a good viewer program should possess so that its users would run about and enthusiastically tell everybody how good it is?

Tick off points on your fingers. The perfect viewer has to:

  • support a manifold of formats as there are plenty of exotic ones specific for various parts of the world;
  • have a user-friendly interface (someone can object that it applies to all programs but I meant a big clear space left for image viewing);
  • have a tool set to process files;
  • be sold at a reasonable price and ideally be free of charge;
  • offer some small but pleasant features as a compliment;
  • have a multilingual support.
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Top 5 Photo Stock Sites

July 22, 2014 |  by  |  No Comments  |  Share

photography stock sites

Each of us knows how it’s hard to find right images for your website or design needs. Probably you have spent more time on fruitless Google searches than on your photo project accomplishment. To make your life easier, we recommend you to have a list of exclusive photo stock sites at hand. Our Top 5 Photo Stock Sites overview will save your precious time and efforts.

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jKiwi – Free Beauty Transformer

July 17, 2014 |  by  |  1 Comment  |  Share

jKiwi Open Source Virtual Makover

Beauty is an incredible weapon. A right haircut makes us self-confident. When we go to a hairdresser to change hairstyle, we may feel uncertainty. A new haircut is a long-term investment in appearance. If it doesn’t go well, you may feel ill at ease and less self-assured. Did you ever dream to change your look or try new haircut, but uncertainty in successful outcome stopped you from something new?

Give a try to jKiwi, free desktop software that casts away all doubts. jKiwi is a virtual appearance makeover that helps you try various haircuts, makeup and eye colors. There are over 35 hair tints among them ash pearl blond, medium gold cooper, light cocoa brown or exotic blue, violet and green. Besides, you may pick up one of 30 highlights colors for a sophisticated style. You can put on diverse mascara from the rich palette of blush, eye shadows, lip glosses and toners. jKiwi application makes easy and funny personal style change.

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GIMP – Adobe Photoshop for Open Source Community

July 13, 2014 |  by  |  2 Comments  |  Share

GIMP Free Open Source Photo EditorI love open source software. My open source photo software review section would be incomplete without GIMP overview, an exemplary open source photo editor. GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program. At first sight, the engineering-sound name makes you feel that GIMP is not invented for shopping (photo shopping) or profit-making interest. On the contrary, open source GIMP is a pure brainchild of coding and high-tech.

Launched in the 90-s by university students as photo editing software with open code, GIMP was cordially welcomed by the whole open source community. Many freelancers contributed to GIMP code, translations and bug fixing. Now GIMP is acknowledged as the leader of open source photo software.

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PhotoMania on Facebook: 250 Photo Effects for Your Pictures

July 10, 2014 |  by  |  10 Comments  |  Share

PhotoMania

Summer is the best season to shoot photos. After these 3 moths you’ll have tons of pictures from your vacation, open air hangouts, BBQ parties that you might share with friends on your Facebook page. If you want to add an artistic look to your images, first of all, you should try PhotoMania, a Facebook fun photo editor with over 250 free photo effects.

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Image License Types

July 7, 2014 |  by  |  3 Comments  |  Share

creative commons license seal

As I said in my previous post it is important to pay greater attention to image license prior to picture’s download. You have to check thoroughly what you can and what you cannot do with the images. Sometimes you are not allowed to use the image for commercial purposes, to modify it, to display the image more than a certain number of times, etc. Anyway it is preferable to give a credit to the author.

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